[Mailman-Users] Creating a new list fails

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Sat May 30 20:53:56 CEST 2009

LuKreme wrote:
>$ bin/newlist -l en --urlhost=mailman.covisp.net --emailhost=kreme.com hgt-school at kreme.com 
>  kreme at kreme.com
>Initial hgt-school password:
>Create a new, unpopulated mailing list.
>Usage: bin/newlist [options] [listname [listadmin-addr [admin- 
>[ bunch of stuff]
>Illegal list name: hgt-school at akane

The short answer is DEFAULT_EMAIL_HOST must be a fully qualified doman

The underlying issue is the MailList.Create() method as called by
bin/newlist validates the list name by checking that
LISTNAME at DEFAULT_EMAIL_HOST is a valid email address. This check in
turn requires at least one dot '.' in the domain part.

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San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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